December 7, 2012 The economy added 146,000 jobs, beating expectations. Hurricane Sandy had little effect on the numbers.
December 6, 2012 Here's what happened to jobs in 12 different sectors during and after the recession. The overall picture is ugly. But a few areas have been adding jobs.
Looking for work: There was a long line last month as job seekers waited to get into an employment fair at Kennedy-King College in Chicago.
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December 6, 2012 The pace of claims for unemployment insurance has settled back into its pre-Superstorm Sandy range. But on Friday, economists expect to hear that relatively few jobs were added to payrolls in November.
A "closed" sign at a coffee shop in New York City, where many businesses had to shut down for at least a few days before, during and after Superstorm Sandy.
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December 5, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report shows slower job growth than in October. The lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy get the blame.
How many signs like this were there in October? We got a clue today.
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November 2, 2012 There were about 50,000 more jobs added to payrolls than economists expected. Also: September's growth was revised upward. This is the last major economic report before Election Day and is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
Job seekers were on line at a career fair in Manhattan back in August.
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November 1, 2012 Claims for jobless benefits dipped and one measure showed a gain last month in private jobs. But employers also announced more layoffs. The picture may get clearer on Friday, when October's unemployment rate will be reported.
Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore., on April 24.
October 26, 2012 Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
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A storm chaser (a kind of weather scientist) places a probe in the path of a tornado in South Dakota.
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October 10, 2012 A catalog of the U.S. workforce has some awesome-sounding jobs. And it's a good guide to changes in the economic landscape.
October 5, 2012 The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail.
October 4, 2012 What gender, education and age have to do with unemployment. Also: How many people are giving up?
The welcome sign at a job fair earlier this year in Washington, D.C.
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October 4, 2012 It's likely the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say the jobless rate ticked higher and that job growth was slow again in September, economists say. The presidential campaigns will surely be discussing the numbers.
At a job fair in San Diego this week, Navy Sailor E-5 Cedric Washington spoke to Sim Garriotti from Lockheed Martin while interviewing for a potential position.
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September 7, 2012 Job growth was weak — yet another sign that the sluggish economy continues to struggle to produce jobs.
The scene at a job fair in Harlem earlier this summer.
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September 6, 2012 The ADP National Employment Report has shown solid, not spectacular, job growth for two straight months. Meanwhile, another report finds a 20-month low in layoff announcements. Friday, the government issues its figures on August unemployment and jobs.
August 3, 2012 Economists say it's likely we'll hear this morning that job growth remained sluggish, which means the unemployment rate probably stayed high.
August 2, 2012 For years now, jobs in government and jobs in the private sector have been moving in opposite directions.
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